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Canon G1 X (1 Viewer)

Neil

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I've been using the G1 X for a couple of months and have taken it on a couple of trips as my main travel camera. It takes great images and videos and has all the features we've come to expect from the G Series cameras plus the big sensor.
I've even been digiscoping with it but that is not for the faint of heart.
Anyone who has used a G Series camera will find it very similar to use.
Here are a few images from it and more can be seen on my Flickr page
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157629508766997/
Neil
ps the flamingo was digiscoped on the Kowa lens/scope

Hong Kong,
China
July 2012
 

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Richard Ford

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Neil

I appreciate anymore info you are willing to give regarding digiscoping with the G1X. Or if you have elaborated elsewhere please point me in the right direction.

Thanks
Rich
 

Neil

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Neil

I appreciate anymore info you are willing to give regarding digiscoping with the G1X. Or if you have elaborated elsewhere please point me in the right direction.

Thanks
Rich

Rich
There is a short thread under Digiscoping Cameras but I haven't added to it for a while.
It's a difficult camera to digiscope with so I can't recommend it. If you have a Kowa 25xLER eyepiece you can select 1.5x crop which can get rid of vignetting. The Canon G12 would be a better choice with the 25x eyepiece.
I'm thinking about the Nikon 7700 but I will have to test it first.
Neil
 

Richard Ford

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Rich
There is a short thread under Digiscoping Cameras but I haven't added to it for a while.
It's a difficult camera to digiscope with so I can't recommend it. If you have a Kowa 25xLER eyepiece you can select 1.5x crop which can get rid of vignetting. The Canon G12 would be a better choice with the 25x eyepiece.
I'm thinking about the Nikon 7700 but I will have to test it first.
Neil

Thanks Neil

I'd love to be able to use the G1x but it looks unlikely. I have Swaro scope anyway. I am thinking of getting the 25-50 Swaro lens and i was hoping you could tell me if there is a similar camera, perhaps the G12 than i can use with this.

Thanks
 

Neil

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Thanks Neil

I'd love to be able to use the G1x but it looks unlikely. I have Swaro scope anyway. I am thinking of getting the 25-50 Swaro lens and i was hoping you could tell me if there is a similar camera, perhaps the G12 than i can use with this.

Thanks

Rich,
If you want the best at the moment have a look at the Sony RX100. Digiscopes well behind any eyepiece. The Nikon V1 with 11-27.5 zoom or 10-30 zoom also works well with the Swaro zoom and is a good price at the moment - best value-for-money out there now.
You need a universal adapter for the rx100 ( eg Vortex PS100 ) but the V1 has filter threads in the lens which can be screwed onto the DCA adapter with a 40.5/52 step up ring, or you can use a universal adapter.
Neil.
 

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